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Photos: Locals Hope the Venice Art Crawl will Bring Back the Art Scene

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Venice is an internationally known Los Angeles neighborhood and it's in part thanks to artists who helped make the area so eclectic. But hit Ocean Front Walk today and you won't see too much art, it's more of atmosphere made up of muscles and freaks and everything between.

That perception could soon change. A coalition of locals are hoping get back to the community's roots and it started last week with the first of the new monthly Venice Art Crawl.

"It's probably life changing to Venice," said co-organizer Danny Samakow, who was glowing with excitement last Thursday night. "People come from all over the world to feel that Venice creative spirit, but they can't take it home with them. Why come to Venice? There's better beaches. They come here for this whole creative energy and yet there's no way to connect to it. This is the beginning of them being able to connect to it, so people will come and instead of buying a t-shirt from Venice, they're going to buy a piece of art."